DRS soon to be available for all T20 internationals
The ICC Cricket Committee chaired by India’s head coach Anil Kumble made a host of recommendations at its annual meeting with the notable ones being the use of DRS for all T20 Internationals.
The committee said teams will not lose a review, in any game, when an lbw decision comes back from the TV umpire.
At the moment, teams can call for one review in each innings in one-day games and two for every 80 overs bowled in Test matches.
The committee said that if the new lbw measure is applied, the 80 over rule would be ended for Tests.
In addition, umpires will be allowed to send off players for misconduct, bat sizes will be restricted for the first time and run out rules changed from 1 October if the recommendations are approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives committee.
The panel unanimously supported the idea of holding a Test cricket competition in order to add context to the longest format of the game. The committee also batted for cricket to be introduced in Olympics.
Kumble, on his part, said: “We have had a wonderful couple of days discussing cricket issues and there are a number of highlights. The first is around the structure of international cricket and the committee unanimously recommended that context in the international game is paramount and we welcome the new structure.
“The second is around the new laws of the game introduced by the MCC and we have adopted the majority of those including the size of the bats and this will help the balance between bat and ball.
“On DRS, MIT have finished their testing of all of the tools available and their recommendations have been adopted as far as calibration is concerned. All in all a very fruitful two days.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com